Craig S. Malk, MD

Double Board-certified Anesthesiologist with Fellowship Training in Pain Management

Phone: 773-631-7898

Board Certifications
  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Spanish
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Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Ascension Resurrection Hospital
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • Ravine Way Surgery Center, LLC

Areas of Expertise

  • Botox Injection for Migraines
  • Cancer Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint/Medial Branch Nerve Blocks and Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Genicular Nerve Blocks and Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Intercostal Nerve Blocks
  • Medical Management
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections and Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Joint and Bursa Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks


Dr. Craig Malk is a double board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management physician. He completed his anesthesiology residency at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago and stayed on to pursue a fellowship in pain management.  Prior to joining IBJI, Dr. Malk worked in private practice at both Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

With years of extensive experience treating patients, Dr. Malk recognizes the profound impact pain can have on one’s life and he utilizes a multidisciplinary approach in treating both acute and chronic pain conditions. Due to the complex nature of pain, Dr. Malk provides a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan for each of his patients. He integrates a combination of treatments, including medication management and physical therapy as well as minimally invasive procedures that allow patients to restore function and help improve their quality of life. 

Outside of work, you can find Dr. Malk spending time with his wife and three children, on the pickleball court, or enjoying a round of golf.

Providing patients with compassionate and individualized care helps build a solid foundation so we can achieve our goal of a pain free lifestyle.”

Craig S. Malk, MD


Medical School

Ross University School of Medicine- Doctor of Medicine (MD)


John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL- Clinical Anesthesiology


John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL- Interventional Pain Management

Affiliations and Associations

  • American Society of Regional Anesthesiologists (ASRA)
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Medical Association


  • Silent MI in the Perioperative Period, MARC Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2014, C.S Malk, MD, S. Tymouch, MD
  • Anesthetic Challenges in Management of an Achondroplastic Dwarf with Preeclampsia Undergoing Cesarean Delivery, ASA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2013, C.S Malk, MD, S. Narang, MD, N. Malhotra, MD, R.F Ghaly, MD
  • IV Infiltration as a Possible Cause of Compartment Syndrome, MARC Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Kansas, March 2013, C.S Malk, MD, R.F Ghaly, MD
  • Anesthetic Considerations for Unstable Patients Presenting for Repeat Abdominal Washouts, MARC Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2012, C.S Malk, MD, R.F Ghaly, MD, N. Nasr, MD, G. Voronov MD
  • Epidural hematoma after routine epidural steroid injection, Alkhudari AM, Malk CS, Rahman A, Penmetcha T, Torres M.E.

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